IITA-CWMP and Bayer organize training on application techniques and safe use of pesticides


The Cassava Weed Management Project being led by IITA is organizing training on the application techniques and safe use of pesticides for field technicians/workers, farmers, research associates, agripreneurs, and other interested participants.announcement_800x430[1]
The training which will take place at the Vigna Room of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, Nigeria will draw resource persons from Bayer Crop Science, and will focus on equipment calibration, herbicide calculation, herbicide application on small and large plots, safety precautions in handling, mixing, storage, and transportation; disposal of used containers, managing spills, equipment maintenance, weed control rating of individual and total weed spectrum, crop injury rating, and regulatory issues.
Participants are expected to have basic understanding of application techniques, use of herbicides and pesticides as there will be theory and practical sessions during the training to ensure that at the end participants learn better techniques for pesticide application, know safer ways of handling and applying pesticides, while becoming more knowledgeable on pesticides and the usage.
The training will take place on 27 – 28 April 2015 and attracts a fee of $300 or its equivalent in Naira, CFA or Euro. This covers group lunch, coffee/tea break, course materials and certificate of attendance to be issued at the end of the training workshop.
The deadline for registration is 20 April. Late registration /cash payment on arrival will attract additional $100 and all participants are expected to arrive by Sunday, 26th April. Participants will be responsible for their accommodation and dinner for the duration of the training. All participants interested in IITA guest house or other hotels around IITA should please contact e.ibe@cgiar.org three weeks before the start date.

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